I haven't been happy with the page layout here for some time. I have been meaning to "do something", but I didn't know exactly how I was going to fix the problems, so I kept putting it off..
It was a comment at FAQ_scotec6slowlogin.html that finally got me off my butt. The guy who left it only saw a few pages, but happened to hit ones with problems, and therefore left a disgruntled comment. I do not like unhappy visitors, so I set out to fix the darn thing now.
As I usually do, I asked my son-in-law. He's a professional web guy, so I value his advice. He sent me to look at YUI Grids CSS. I looked it over, decided it would do what I wanted, and made plans to deploy it.
There's a bit of work to do before the new layout will be site-wide, but it won't take very long. A few things to work around, a few things to be careful of.. I may get it done over the long weekend.
In the meantime, if you see a problem, PLEASE let me know. Leave a comment on the offending page or send me email, and don't forget to include what browser you were using. Thanks!
Why are font sizes so small?
I had trouble reading a web page from my son-in-law's employer's site and mentioned:
I dunno- is this something you've ever thought about or seen discussed? I haven't, and it surprises me, because I know that most folks my age are going to have the same problem- but maybe everybody my age just runs 800x600 where it's not so bad, or maybe there just aren't that many of us on the web?
My son-in-law responded with this:
I get it all the time at work. The management says "That page looks great, but can you make the text bigger?". So I make it bigger, and then our design firm calls up and says "The page looks good, but why is the text so damn big?"
I've set the text on those pages to 10pts, which is why it appears the same when you switch resolutions (compared to the rest of the page). Based on your feedback, I should probably change it. ;)
Oh, and we do know you mature types have trouble reading it. We don't want you to know what we're saying about you. ;)
One of the features Netscape is missing that Internet Explorer has is the ability to change the font sizes; IE can make everything bigger with respect to the page you're viewing. It's very nice.
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